The RoundTable

Welcome to the Religica RoundTable

The RoundTable is where students, staff, faculty, and allies gather to engage around topics that challenge us today.   


Often in webinar format, recent RoundTable topics include Center Scholars discussing our latest project on injury and repair in a pandemic age, and Seattle University students reflecting upon mental health amid the challenges of a changing global environment.  Students, staff, faculty, and allies discuss spiritual wisdom in an age of isolation, and Gen Z youth talk about how values have a role in helping us to understand the sacred in our lives. 

At the RoundTable

Past RoundTable Discussions

Spiritual Wisdom in an Age of Isolation

In communities across the world, the Winter holidays mark for us a moment of transition or transformation. As the year comes to an end, many of us use this time as an opportunity to remember, reflect, celebrate, and look ahead to the new year. For many people, this year’s celebrations will look and feel different in this pandemic age.

Continue the conversation here.

This Round Table asks what new forms of wisdom 2020 has provided while considering what we hold sacred and what we may have previously taken for granted.

The Qualities of Effective Leadership

The activist leader Malala Yousafzai noted that “when the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”  We often believe leaders require large audiences.  But, whether intentionally or unintentionally, each of us leads every day — in our lives, alongside others, and in the world. The world and its people yearn for leadership that is reflective of our needs, embraces empathy, and values each of our lives.

Continue the conversation here.

Our September 2020 Round Table encourages us to question our leaders and asks us to step up and embraces our own leadership qualities.

The Transformative Power of Music

Music helps us heal, empowers us to reflect, and pushes us to connect and collaborate with one another. Perhaps, music’s most powerful characteristic is its ability to transform.

Listen deeper and discuss here.

Our August 2020 Round Table tunes into music and asks us to consider the larger role music serves in our lives, in our communities, and in our world.

Are Values Sacred in a Pandemic Age?

Our July 2020 Round Table looks at values and wonders how they hold up in an age of pandemics.

Take a moment to reflect on your core values. To what extent do you find your values shaping your behaviors? Your feelings toward others? Your feelings toward other living things?

How have acts of injustice appealed to your values and prompted you to act?

Dig deeper and discuss here.

We invite you to take a look at “Are Values Sacred in a Pandemic Age?” now!